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Name: Christie Brinkley  
Also Know As: Christie Lee Hudson
Date of Birth: 2nd February 1954
Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Profession: Model
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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, 1980

Christie Brinkley (born 2 February 1954) is a American supermodel. With her blonde hair and noticeably cleancut and well-chiselled features, she epitomized the beauty ideals of the 1980s yuppie culture.

She was born Christie Lee Hudson in Monroe, Michigan. She was educated at le Lycée Français de Los Angeles and worked in Paris as an entry level illustrator.

In 1976 she signed a twenty-year contract with CoverGirl, the longest model contract ever. She appeared on the cover of three consecutive Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues (1979-1981).

She has been married four times: her first three marriages were to Jean-François Allaux (1973-1981), Billy Joel (1985-1994) and Richard Taubman (1994-1995). Her current husband is Peter Cook, an architect, whom she married in 1996. She has three children: a son by Taubman, one daughter, Alexa Ray, by Joel and another daughter, Sailor Lee, by Cook.

Brinkley with Personnelman 3rd Class Keith Bernauer during an USO show.
On the cover of Playboy, November 1984


In the book Model, people who allegedly knew her at the start of her career say that she slept her way to the top, and that her sweet personality changed dramatically once she achieved a measure of success and became an "uptown girl".

External link

  • Christie Brinkley at the Internet Movie Database

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